Posts tagged "UFC"

Caceres shines, Thomson calls it quits? UFC on Fox 10 Recap

Caceres shines, Thomson calls it quits? UFC on Fox 10 Recap
Saturday night, the UFC made the United Center its home in Chicago for the night. Fans were treated to a very memorable fight between Alex “Bruce Leeroy” Caceres and Sergio Pettis, younger brother of current Lightweight champ Anthony Pettis. It was a solid, standing back and forth striking battle. Pettis definitely dictated the pace of... Read more »

UFC Chicago Media Day Highlights

UFC Chicago Media Day Highlights
Chicago Bears rookie Jordan Mills was front and center to do a pre-faceoff with UFC Chicago main event Lightweights Josh Thomson and Benson Henderson Thursday at the United Center. Mills admitted to being a huge UFC fan and couldn’t help but chuckle during the fearsome faceoff. Dana White later arrived for the offical Media Day... Read more »

Despite Controversy, GSP Should Have Won

Despite Controversy, GSP Should Have Won
There seemed to be a world of controversy stemming from the Georges St-Pierre vs Johny Hendricks UFC 167 main event on Saturday evening at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. UFC President Dana white, followed by many fans and a majority of the media soon after, began blasting the judges from Saturday night for getting... Read more »
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The Ultimate Fighter premiere delivers the goods

The Ultimate Fighter premiere delivers the goods
Many tuned in to the Ultimate Fighter premiere for the new best rivalry in sports (Rousey/Tate), but got much more out of the TUF season 18 premiere on Fox Sports 1. This season of TUF had a different feel to it. Not only did the UFC show switch from Spike to Fox Sports 1, but... Read more »

Ronda Rousey fight: Female Fighters continue to Wow UFC Fans

The Cat Zingano vs Ronda Rousey fight will take place after the next season of The Ultimate Fighter on Fox Sports 1.
It started with the Liz Carmouche vs Ronda Rousey fight on February 23rd. The first women’s fight in UFC history quickly made the sports world take women in MMA seriously. During the championship Bantamweight bout, Carmouche gave Rousey some trouble in the first, only to be submitted by Ronda’s world-renowned armbar long before the round... Read more »

The Life of a Chicago MMA Fighter - Episode 1

The Life of a Chicago MMA Fighter - Episode 1
The Life of a Chicago MMA Fighter is a MMA documentary featuring Chicago MMA fighter Justin Hughes. Justin is an amateur fighter working hard to turn pro. He also teaches a variety of classes at the UFC Gym in River North. In the first episode, Justin discusses his strict training regiment and diet. We also watch... Read more »
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Chicago fighters dominate UFC at United Center

Mike Stumpf (left) Pascall Krauss (right)
The UFC truly brought their best to Chicago’s United Center Saturday night for UFC on Fox 6. The highly anticipated MMA event brought 16,000 plus fans to the house that Jordan built. Chicago’s own Clay Guida may have gotten the biggest response from the crowd upon his entrance. The fighter is a fan favorite who... Read more »

UFC on Fox: Chicago Weigh Ins

UFC on Fox: Chicago Weigh Ins
UFC fans packed the Chicago Theatre Friday afternoon to participate in a Q&A with Light Heavyweight champ Jon Jones and to catch the UFC on Fox 6 weigh ins. Jones, who has become the face of the UFC didn’t shy away from any questions and was both charming and funny during the Q&A. After he... Read more »

UFC on Fox: what to expect from Chicago's main event

UFC on Fox: what to expect from Chicago's main event
A few things were clear at the UFC on Fox’s press conference Thursday afternoon: Rampage wants out of the UFC, Dana White thinks MMA will continue to grow, and there are at least two possible contenders for “Fight of the Night” Saturday. During the press conference, Rampage was not only incredibly disinterested, but wanted everyone... Read more »
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UFC Legend Matt Hughes retires at Chicago press conference

UFC Legend Matt Hughes retires at Chicago press conference
The media got quite the surprise at the UFC on Fox’s press conference in Chicago Thursday afternoon when it began with announcing the retirement of one of the world’s most respected fighters. Chicago was the perfect place for Matt Hughes to retire. He was born in Hillsboro, Illinois and was a two-time NCAA Division 1... Read more »